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ERIC Number: EJ866701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1066-2847
Making Numbers Count
Murrey, Deandrea
Teaching Tolerance, n33 p50-55 Spr 2008
Social justice issues have long had a strong presence in some content areas. History is often a chronicle of the struggle for peace and equity. In English, students can discover how language can be a catalyst for change, can bring clarity to protests against injustice and can enhance healing and reconciliation through authentic dialogue. Likewise, art and music are often tools with which social justice activists communicate critical issues. But math? Absolutely. Thanks to the efforts of teachers and educators, this basic tool of knowledge, once considered immune to real-world issues, is now being employed with increasing success in the work for equity. It is called social justice math. This article discusses how social justice math can help students transform people, politics and communities.
Southern Poverty Law Center. 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104. Tel: 334-956-8200; Fax: 334-956-8484; Web site: http://www.tolerance.org/teach/magazine/index.jsp
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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